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LETTER: ‘Citizen/Consumer Voice needs to be in new Economic Development Plan’

LETTER: ‘Citizen/Consumer Voice needs to be in new Economic Development Plan’

EDITOR’S NOTE: The following is a Letter to the Editor, written by a Reader. It does not necessarily reflect the opinion of The B-Town Blog nor its staff: Burien’s Citizen/Consumer voice needs to be reflected in the new Economic Development Plan…

Burien Council hears, sees plans for two new Town Square developments

Burien Council hears, sees plans for two new Town Square developments

Almost five years after the first privately developed Burien Town Square project – the seven-story condominium-retail complex at SW 152nd St. and 6th Ave. SW – was completed, plans for Phase Two are finally moving forward…

Three candidates file for 33rd Legislative District, Position #2

Three candidates file for 33rd Legislative District, Position #2

Three candidates for position 2 of the 33rd Legislative District have already made filings with the Washington State Public Disclosure Commission…

Why is the new Fire Station still unoccupied? Fire Chief gives us answers

Why is the new Fire Station still unoccupied? Fire Chief gives us answers

Recently, many Readers have been inquiring about why the newly-constructed Burien/Normandy Park Fire Station #28, located at 900 SW 146th Street, sits empty a year after being completed…

Residents can meet City Manager finalists at Community Center on Feb. 28

Residents can meet City Manager finalists at Community Center on Feb. 28

The City of Burien announced Tuesday (Feb. 4) that it’s inviting residents to meet finalists for the City Manager position on Friday, Feb. 28 from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. at the Burien Community Center…

BREAKING: City Council adopts zoning rules for recreational Marijuana in city

BREAKING: City Council adopts zoning rules for recreational Marijuana in city

The Burien City Council voted 5-2 at Monday night’s (Feb. 3) meeting to adopt proposed regulations for the production, processing and sale of recreational marijuana within the city limits…

Burien Councilmember Nancy Tosta’s next Coffee Meeting will be Feb. 15

Burien Councilmember Nancy Tosta’s next Coffee Meeting will be Feb. 15

New Burien City Councilmember Nancy Tosta, whose ‘Monthly Coffee Meeting’ we first reported about, will be holding her next one starting at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Feb. 15…

City Council will consider Burien Marijuana regulations Monday

City Council will consider Burien Marijuana regulations Monday

Burien council members will have before them for possible action at their Feb. 3 meeting three draft ordinances for regulating legal marijuana businesses in the city…

Marijuana Zoning on tonight’s City Council agenda

Marijuana Zoning on tonight’s City Council agenda

At tonight’s meeting (Monday, Jan. 27), the Burien City Council will review and discuss proposed amendments to the zoning code to allow marijuana-related businesses within city limits…

City of Burien installs two tall, yellow plastic News Racks downtown

City of Burien installs two tall, yellow plastic News Racks downtown

The City of Burien has installed two “tall yellow” plastic News Racks downtown – one in front of Grand Central Bakery on SW 152nd Street, and the other in front of the main Post Office…

A few moments with Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

A few moments with Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

“When machines and computers, profit motives and property rights are considered more important than people, the giant triplets of racism, militarism and economic exploitation are incapable of being conquered…”

Burien City Council to narrow list of Applicants for City Manager Jan. 23

Burien City Council to narrow list of Applicants for City Manager Jan. 23

Your 2014 Burien City Councilmembers include, from top left: Nancy Tosta, Gerald Robison, Lauren Berkowitz, Steve Armstrong; (2nd row, L to R): Debi Wagner, Deputy Mayor Bob Edgar and Mayor Lucy Krakowiak. The... [Read more]

UPDATE: Evergreen Pool, threatened by possible closure, will remain open

UPDATE: Evergreen Pool, threatened by possible closure, will remain open

The non-profit Evergreen Pool, which serves the greater Highline area, and which had been threatened with closure (read our previous coverage here), will remain open thanks to a combination of community... [Read more]

Dave Upthegrove appointed to serve on Sound Transit Board

Dave Upthegrove appointed to serve on Sound Transit Board

The King County Council on Monday (Jan. 13) voted unanimously to appoint Dave Upthegrove to the Sound Transit Board of Directors. Upthegrove – an area native – began his public service as Senior Legislative... [Read more]

Neighborhood group appeals Burien’s Shoreline Master Program update

Neighborhood group appeals Burien’s Shoreline Master Program update

A Lake Burien neighborhood organization, along with individual petitioners, have filed an appeal challenging the Washington State Department of Ecology’s (DOE) approval and the City’s adoption of the... [Read more]

New councilmember Nancy Tosta to start monthly coffee meetings Jan. 25

New councilmember Nancy Tosta to start monthly coffee meetings Jan. 25

New Burien City Councilmember Nancy Tosta announced at Monday night’s meeting that she will begin holding monthly coffee meetings, open to the public and as a way to reach out and get feedback from the... [Read more]

Burien City Council holding annual retreat this Saturday, Jan. 11

Burien City Council holding annual retreat this Saturday, Jan. 11

The Burien City Council will be holding its annual retreat this Saturday, Jan. 11, at the Miller Creek Conference Room (Suite 300 at City Hall, located at 400 SW 152nd Street. This all-day meeting is open... [Read more]

Lucy Krakowiak selected as Mayor at Monday night’s city council meeting

Lucy Krakowiak selected as Mayor at Monday night’s city council meeting

Longtime councilmember Lucy Krakowiak was unanimously selected as the new Mayor for Burien at Monday night’s city council session, while Bob Edgar was selected as Deputy Mayor…

Planning Commission hearing on Marijuana regulations is Wednesday

Planning Commission hearing on Marijuana regulations is Wednesday

The Burien Planning Commission will hold an open, public hearing this Wednesday, Jan. 8, starting at 7 p.m. on proposed zoning regulations for the location and establishment of marijuana producers, processors... [Read more]

Welcome four new councilmembers to City Hall Monday night

Welcome four new councilmembers to City Hall Monday night

Burien’s new councilmembers are, in alphabetical order and clockwise from top left: Steve Armstrong, Lauren Berkowitz, Debi Wagner and Nancy Tosta. The public is invited to a reception for the four... [Read more]

Burien City Councilmembers to meet with Congressman Jim McDermott Friday

Burien City Councilmembers to meet with Congressman Jim McDermott Friday

The City of Burien announced that its City Council may be attending a meeting with Congressman Jim McDermott at his office this Friday, Jan. 3, from 3– 4 p.m. The meeting is “for the purpose of... [Read more]

City will soon break ground on new stormwater & trail project in NERA

City will soon break ground on new stormwater & trail project in NERA

The City of Burien announced on its website that it will soon be breaking ground on a new stormwater and trail project in the Northeast Redevelopment Area (NERA), located north of SR 518.  NERA is a 135-acre... [Read more]

City of Burien accepting input on Comprehensive Plan amendment process

City of Burien accepting input on Comprehensive Plan amendment process

The City of Burien announced Monday (Dec. 30) that it is “accepting new individual requests to be considered during the 2014 Comprehensive Plan docketing process,” which will continue through... [Read more]

Joe Fitzgibbon finds self in hot water after Tweeting Arizona is ‘racist wasteland’

Joe Fitzgibbon finds self in hot water after Tweeting Arizona is ‘racist wasteland’

34th District State Representative Joe Fitzgibbon – a Democrat from Burien – found himself in a bit of hot water after the Seahawks lost to the Arizona Cardinals Sunday, when he sent out the following... [Read more]

Longtime Director Bill Ptacek resigns from King County Library System

Longtime Director Bill Ptacek resigns from King County Library System

Longtime Director Bill Ptacek resigned from his position at the King County Library System this week. Ptacek, who served in that position since 1989, has been named CEO of the Calgary Public Library…

Dept. of Ecology seeking comment on proposed NERA Stormwater Facilities

Dept. of Ecology seeking comment on proposed NERA Stormwater Facilities

The Washington State Department of Ecology announced this week that it is seeking public comments on the City of Burien’s proposed NERA Regional Stormwater Facilities, to be located at S. 144th Street... [Read more]